Lubrication in the Ugandan beverage industry

Crown Beverages Limited (CBL ) is an Ugandan beverage company that operates under Pepsi-Cola International Franchise. It produces several soft drink brands for clients in the Ugandan local market as well as for export markets in the African region. The company decided to integrate Chemical Leasing in its operations, closely cooperating with one of its main suppliers, the American chemicals producer Diversey Eastern and Central Africa (U) Ltd. Chemical Leasing was successfully introduced (1) to the lubrication of conveyor belts on three returnable glassbottle lines and (2) in the cleaning of returnable glass bottles and cases. Within six months, CBL obtained direct savings of $175,000 and significant additional indirect savings related to the effluent treatment. Diversey largely increased the satisfaction of its customer without compromising the financial benefits from the collaboration.